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Baby rescued after being dropped by mom on pavement

Published: Fri, March 5, 2010 @ 11:15 p.m.


Police arrested Christina M. Gradillas, 30, of 3705 1/2 Loveland Road, on child-endangering and drug paraphernalia charges after witnesses reported seeing her drop her 4-month-old baby three times in the snow and on the pavement as she was walking on Midlothian Boulevard Thursday.

When officers found Gradillas around 4:20 p.m., she said she was trying to make it to a doctor because the baby had fallen off of the couch earlier.

Gradillas was not speaking clearly and was unable to control herself physically, police said. Marks on her arm were consistent with heroin use, and a suspected crack pipe was found in her bra.

The baby was taken into the custody of the Mahoning County Children Services Board, and Gradillas was taken to the Mahoning County jail.


1saddad(646 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

Those who called the police probably saved that childs life. And after finding the polce scanner on line and listening a few nights I can tell you that the City of Youngstown has a police force to be proud of. These men and women are on the go all night. Nice work YPD.

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2YSUGRAD(134 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

I hope this piece of trash goes to jail for a long time. Time and time again these crackheads get sympathy and get a suspended sentence while getting to go to the meth clinic for rehab. She should also be sterilized and not allowed to have any more kids.

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3madhatter0720(6 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

The sad part of the whole thing is that she will get her child back and chances of her stop using nill. They failed to say how many kids she left at home.

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4sue(176 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

If the government didn't pay benefits to these women for their children born out of wedlock then there would be less of these poor infants being born and abused.

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5Lifes2Short(3879 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

What a waste of human flesh. Don't worry about the child but just getting your next hit. Pitiful.

Kudos to the person who called this in.

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6Nunya22(315 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

Im glade this baby life was able to be saved.

@sue that is not true there are plenty of children born into a family the so called right way and go through this same b.s. Either way in my opinion it is a lose/lose situation on the benefits.

The main problem is people who just dont care and not ready to have children and drugs and alcohol.

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7metrodawg(70 comments)posted 5 years, 6 months ago

The problem is that no one will care what happens to this kid, or others like it, until they grow up to repeat the cycle.

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